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is there a big difference between new SB i5-2300-2500?

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thinking about building a new rig now that SB is released.

just wondering if theres a big difference betweek i5-2300 and i5-2500 when overclocked??

also theres 2400s and 2500k, whats the letters mean??

theres only about 40$ difference between 2300 - 2500k

is it worth it? i mostly game, and do light video/audio editing. and i do plan on OCing.
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Locked Sandy Bridge processors have very limited overclocking. You can't really change the BCLK or you risk system instability so you have to rely on multiplier overclocking. On the locked chips, you're basically limited to Turbo + 400 MHz, tops.

K: unlocked multipliers (max 57x for a theoretical 5.7 GHz, realistically ~4.4 GHz everyday/stable)
S: low-power (multipliers still locked)
T: very low-power (multipliers still locked)

Since you plan to OC, really, the only Sandy Bridge processors worth considering are the i5-2500K and the i7-2600K.
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Locked Sandy Bridge processors have very limited overclocking. You can't really change the BCLK or you risk system instability so you have to rely on multiplier overclocking. On the locked chips, you're basically limited to Turbo + 400 MHz, tops.

K: unlocked multipliers (max 57x for a theoretical 5.7 GHz, realistically ~4.4 GHz everyday/stable)
S: low-power (multipliers still locked)
T: very low-power (multipliers still locked)

Since you plan to OC, really, the only Sandy Bridge processors worth considering are the i5-2500K and the i7-2600K.

ahh i see.. thx for the info bro.
think ill go with 2500k

+rep4you!
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